Title: Film Screening: Casablanca Calling.
Venue: Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ.
Date: Wednesday 23 September 2015.
Rosa Rogers UK/Morocco/France 2014 Digital 70 minutes Rated 12ADocumentary.
Arabic with English subtitles
One World Media Award: Women's Rights in Africa
In Morocco, a country where over 60% of women have never been to school, a new generation of women have started work as official Muslim leaders. They are called Morchidat or spiritual guides.
The profound story of a quiet social revolution in Morocco, Casablanca Calling follows three Morchidat - Hannane, Bouchra and Karima - as they set out to change their country, starting at street level. Their mission is to teach an Islam based on compassion, tolerance and equality, and to separate its original teachings from prejudice, misinterpretation and misunderstanding. Their work takes them into mosques, schools, homes, orphanages, prisons and out in the countryside. They support the education of women and girls, campaign against early marriage and encourage young people to build a better Morocco rather than dreaming of life in the West.
An intimate portrait of three female leaders, a society in transition, and a mission to educate a nation.
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Stay with us after the film for conversations with Dr Ebithal Mahadeen, Jordanian feminist and Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and Dr Kathy Galloway, practical theologian, campaigner, writer and Head of Christian Aid Scotland.
Full details: http://www.filmhousecinema.com/showing/casablanca-calling-sep15/
Cost: £9 standard, £7.20 concession, £4 under 25s with proof of age. Community Ticket Fund applications accepted.
Contact: Booking opens 1st August. Filmhouse, 0131 228 2688 / www.filmhousecinema.com